Transfer, Dismissal of Suit as Sanction Upheld
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The plaintiff, subject to sanctions orders in the Western District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit, filed suit in the Eastern District, where venue was improper, apparently to avoid a rule in the Southern District, which provided for honoring the sanctions orders of other districts. The Eastern District transferred to the Southern District, which dismissed with prejudice. The actions of both district courts were appropriate and the policy of honoring sanctions from other districts is upheld. See: Balawajder v. Scott, 160 F.3d 1066 (5th Cir. 1998).